Betty Jane Stebelton
Betty Jane Smeck Stebelton, 84 of Lancaster, passed away Thursday June 16, 20011 at Rockmill Rehabilitation Centre . She was born February 24, 1927 in Lancaster and was the daughter of the late William M. and Amanda Carpenter Glenn. Betty's first job was for Kresge 5 & 10 store for .$.25 an hour. After taxes she took home $12.77 a week for 5 days work. During WWII Betty worked at Ray-O-Vac . After the war, she worked at the old Lancaster hospital on the 1st floor as a nurses aide. Growing up during the great depression and WWII, Betty knew the school of hard knocks quite well. She raised three beautiful children. After 26 years of marriage , a divorce changed her life. She filled her life with her children and her many hobbies. She was a girl and boy scout leader and worked at the voting polls for 43 years. She formed a Junior Garden Club at Forest School and was a member and past president of the Rambling Designers Garden Club. Betty was also a member of the Faithful Garden Club for 37 years and served in all of the chairs including 12 years as president. She loved to paint and do floral arranging. She was a past president of the Ohio China Painters Guild of Central Ohio. She was a member of the Sugar Grove Homemakers, "Time for Tea" Club, member of Olivedale and Pickerington Senior Centers. During this time, she met and married John C. Stebelton, a marriage that lasted until John's death in 1997. They were members of the Fairfield Christian Church and the Keenagers Sunday School Class. She formed a club named Lancaster Jills, a group of 15 women, who traveled, once a month, to the Columbus State Hosp. to entertain the patients. The group received a certificate of appreciation from the State for their efforts. Betty had a full life and brought much happiness to those she knew. She loved God and all his creations. She is survived son, : Paul ( Carolyn) Smeck of Lancaster, Grandchildren, Paul Smeck Jr., Sherri (Scott) Miller, Edward Alan Smeck, and Garold Smeck, Jr. Great grandchildren, Brittanee and Trent Miller, , Alexis and Heath Smeck. Great great granddaughter Riley Marie Miller.Daughter in law Joyce Smeck Step children Gerald ( Becky) Stebelton, Mark Stebelton . Sherri Hall and Barb (Dan) Mitchell. Also survviving are 2 Brothers: Ralph A. Glenn of Lancaster, William E. (Donna) Glenn of Sugar Grove and 3 Sisters: Pauline L. Alexander of Grove City, Charlotte A. (Harold) Wolfinger and Sharon K. ( Dave) Reynolds both of Lancaster. In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by a son Garold Smeck , daughter Cynthia Ball, granddaughter Holly M. Baker , brother Richard Glenn, sisters Alberta H. Peterson and Louella K. Glenn. A funeral Service will be Held 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Fairfield Christian Church in Lancaster with Rev. Mark Barbee officiating. Burial will be in Amanda Twp. Cemetery. Friends may call at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday.